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Najasat-e Ahl-e Kitab

Daniel Tsadik. Between Foreigners and Shi’is. Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California 2007, 295 pages. When Cyrus the Great freed the Jews from Babylonian Captivity in 539 BCE, some of them did not return to … Continue reading

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Pax Persica

When recently visiting Esfahan, I found in the old city a site which is known as Isaiah’s tomb. It is located in the small complex of the Emamzadeh Esma’il on the Kh. Hatef in the Yazdi quarter, the former Jewish … Continue reading

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